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Historical Section newsletter for spring 2019 just out

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Historical Section newsletter for spring 2019 just out

Hi all,

We've just issued the spring 2019 edition of the historical section.

Articles include:

The Grave of James Bradley, third Astronomer Royal - by Nick White

Dr George Wilkins, an appreciation - by Lee Macdonald

(Both Lee and I knew George, who was former superintendent of HM Nautical Almanac Office)

The Thompson 30-inch reflector at Herstmonceux, Part 2 - Gerald North

V.A.Firsoff, Man of the Mountains - John Rosenfield

(You might remember me mentioning John's notes about Axel Firsoff's extraordinary mountaineering career in a recent letter to the Journal)

There are also details on our next Historical Section meeting, in Newbury on June 8th 2019, which I will be sending a notice about imminently.

Also the SHA's Spring Conference, a special two-day event in Oxford at which the SHA hosts the Societe d'Astronomique Francais.

The newsletter is availabe online at

Email me if you would like to be added to the section mailing list.

Mike Frost

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A great newsletter as always.

A great newsletter as always.

Was interesting to read about Firsoff and his climbing/walking.